How to use the passive in English

How to use the passive in English

Hello again! I hope you found my previous video on ‘How to form the passive’ helpful? Today’s video will answer questions like ‘Why do we even have a passive construction in English?’ and ‘What is the difference between an active and a passive sentence?’. Make sure you write some own example sentences when you have … Continue reading

How to form the passive in English

How to form the passive in English

In this video we will have a look at how to form passive sentences in English. Sometimes they are called passive constructions or passive voice, but that is all the same. We will look at example sentences using present but also past tenses in the passive. It is important to know how to form passive … Continue reading

Pronunciation Practice: l and r sounds

Pronunciation Practice: l and r sounds

This week’s video will focus on the sounds ‘l’ and ‘r’. These two sounds can be difficult, especially for students from Asia whose first language is Japanese, Chinese or Korean. Click on the link below and have a look at Tim’s jing video. It teaches you the difference between ‘l’ and ‘r’. At the end … Continue reading

Words with a final ‘s’

Words with a final ‘s’

Our first post in March is a pronunciation practice for words with a final ‘s’. For example, ‘buses’, ‘languages’, ‘changes’, ‘it’s’ and ‘George’s’. Click on the link below. Watch the jing video. Can you hear the difference? Now, practise your own pronunciation. Link to jing video. * This video uses flash and does not work … Continue reading

Final Consonants

Final Consonants

After a rather extended Christmas break we are back with our first blog post in 2013! I have to apologise for our long absence. I had a lovely Christmas break with my family in Germany while Tim was exploring the beautiful scenery of Chiang Mai in Thailand. Now, we’re back at work! Our first post … Continue reading

Articles Exercise

Articles Exercise

Have you watched part 1 – 3 of the articles series on indefinite articles, definite articles and zero articles? Are you ready to practise? Test your knowledge with this exercise. Read the sentence, fill the gap and check. There are thirteen sentences. How many can you get right?

Zero Article – Part 3

Zero Article – Part 3

Can I say, ‘After class I go to the home’ or is it ‘After class I go home’? Have you ever wondered when to use ‘the’, ‘a’, ‘an’ and when to leave the article out altogether? Enjoy part 3 of the new teaching series on indefinite articles (a/an), the definite article (the) and the zero … Continue reading

Definite Article – Part 2

Definite Article – Part 2

Can I say, ‘I play the tennis’ or is it ‘I play tennis’? … and don’t we say ‘She plays the piano’? Have you ever wondered when to use ‘the’, ‘a’, ‘an’ and when to leave the article out altogether? Enjoy part 2 of the new teaching series on indefinite articles (a/an), the definite article … Continue reading